The collaboration is set to transform how growers make weather-informed irrigation decisions by offering a more robust solution.
Leading intelligent irrigation software, Manna Irrigation, and Pessl Instruments, announced today their collaboration to introduce the first virtual-station based irrigation scheduling solution. The partnership will be a system integration offering that will bring more robust, personalized, and accurate irrigation recommendations to growers, powered by their local weather data.
Pessl Instruments customers will be able to leverage their existing source of Pessl Instruments-generated weather data to be used for irrigation scheduling with Manna, without the need to manage any additional hardware. Users of iMETOS Weather service will be able to seamlessly connect their account to their Manna Irrigation Intelligence service, enabling Manna’s recommendations to be based on ET0, rain, and other parameters monitored in the farm.
“We are proud to be partnering with the industry leader, Pessl Instruments, to bring any grower looking for a more personalized and accurate irrigation strategy” said CEO of Manna, Eyal Mor. “Growers already using Manna’s software and Pessl Instruments solutions are awaiting our joint system integration offering, and will be able to incorporate it seamlessly into their existing system, enabling both companies to offer bundled solutions.”
“Pessl Instruments is a company with the vision of global collaboration with industry leaders, therefore we believe that the interface with Manna will bring our joint clients new opportunities to use the best from both end – IOT from Pessl and AI from Manna to optimize the resources usage on farms,” said Gottfried Pessl the CEO and founder of Pessl Instruments. “The Covid-19 crisis has shown us how fundamentally important food security is, and farmers can ensure the food supply and that they protect the environment at the same with smart technology” added Gottfried Pessl.
About Manna Irrigation
Manna is the irrigation intelligence leader that provides growers around the world with the actionable information they need. From irrigation recommendations, to crop monitoring maps, and irrigation planning tools – Manna helps make better-informed and more confident irrigation decisions. Its sensor-free, cloud-based software-only approach leverages high-resolution, frequently refreshed satellite data, and hyper-local weather information to deliver highly affordable and accessible solutions for site-specific irrigation recommendations.
About Pessl Instruments
Pessl Instruments, which is headquartered in Weiz, Austria and founded in 1984 by current
CEO Gottfried Pessl, does business in more than 80 countries. Pessl Instruments develops and distributes climate monitoring, agricultural risk, and irrigation management technology solutions for its farming customer base. Globally distributed under the iMETOS brand, products include weather stations, soil moisture monitoring devices, irrigation automation controllers, electronic insect traps, remote crop monitoring systems, disease, pest warning software, and localized weather forecasts.
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